Reducing the Cost of Large Test Suites

March 14, 2017 0

In software test automation like in programming, the creation phase is always the easier. Then the application is delivered and starts his “maintenance” life, sometimes being tagged with the infamous “legacy” adjective. During this period the code evolve and so should be maintained. This is the same for the code that automate the software testing activity. In his article, Gojko Adzic proposes five ways to reduce the cost of large test suites.

DevOps is an Opportunity for Software QA

March 6, 2017 0

The DevOps approach has been sometimes considered as a thread for software testers, as it might be a trick to minimize the software testing activities. In this article, Tom Gilmore explains why DevOps should be considered as an opportunity for software quality assurance (QA) as it will support the move towards test automation.

Measuring Web Performance Using Selenium

March 1, 2017 0

You are the Selenium master and automate tests in your sleep. You make sure the quality of your companies web page is 100%. But then the team wants you to measure the performance of your site. How do you do that? Is that even possible to measure web performance with Selenium?

Commercial and Open Source JMeter Plugins

February 27, 2017 3

The Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool developed by the Apache Foundation that can be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server and also some functional testing. JMeter has an open architecture that can be extended with plugins.

Automating Cross-browser JavaScript Unit Testing

February 13, 2017 0

What might seem obvious to some people could be weird to other. This is still the case for applying unit testing to JavaScript code in multiple browsers. In his blog post “Learning How to Set Up Automated, Cross-browser JavaScript Unit Testing”, Philip Walton provides a step-by-step approach process to create some automated testing of your JavaScript code.

Leveling Up Automated Tests

February 8, 2017 0

Testing has been part of the software delivery lifecycle since… forever. Now, Agile methodologies make testing part of everyone’s responsibilities. But despite this, despite big steps forward with TDD, BDD, and other approaches which bring automated testing to the forefront of the development process, many developers still behave as if testing is a second class citizen. What can you do to help developers a) write tests b) write meaningful tests and c) write readable tests?

Quick Introduction to SpecFlow

January 31, 2017 0

SpecFlow is an open source Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool for .NET. SpecFlow uses the official Gherkin parser and supports the .NET framework, Xamarin and Mono. You can use SpecFlow to define, manage and automatically execute human-readable acceptance tests in .NET projects. Writing easily understandable tests is a cornerstone of the BDD paradigm and also helps build up a living documentation of your system. Anton Angelov has created a series of articles dedicated to Specflow that starts with an introduction tutorial.

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